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How Breastfeeding Friendly is Germany?

Findings and Calls to Action of the International Research Project Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly.

Three women breastfeeding on the beach
Elodie Bonvoisin mit Timothé, Jessica Bonvoisin-Zaoui mit Sibylle, Josephine Ghesquiere mit Marius / © LLL France

How breastfeeding friendly is Germany? And how can we – society as a whole – promote breastfeeding? The international research project Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly can now give clear answers to those questions. A national committee of experts systematically collected data on breastfeeding in Germany from all relevant areas. This data was used to derive concrete recommendations for scaling up breastfeeding promotion effectively, efficiently and sustainably.

On 5 June 2019, the findings of the project were presented to the public for the first time. Publications in English are currently being prepared.



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International research project Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly Germany

The current situation regarding the promotion of breastfeeding in Germany is being evaluated in a two-year project that started in 2017. The goal is to develop evidence-based packages of measures in order to support the development and implementation of national breastfeeding programmes.

The project Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly is being conducted at the initiative of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) by the Healthy Start – Young Family Network (Netzwerk Gesund ins Leben) at the Federal Centre for Nutrition (BZfE) and by the National Breastfeeding Committee at Max Rubner-Institut, in cooperation with Yale University.

Stephanie Lücke

Any questions?

Contact Dr Stephanie Lücke

Phone +49 228 6845 5164